bottom lines. Lately, many products reviewed at TargetPC have received the
editor's choice award. We do not give these out like candy, rather we've
simply had a flood of great products to review. It's a terrible conundrum
I know... ;-)
FKP-32 is without a doubt the most overclocking friendly heatsink for Coppermine
series FC-PGA processors I've laid eyes on. The fit and finish are best in
class and the price is dirt cheap. With a 347 MHz overclock to 880 MHz, this
heatsink fan combo was able to keep the C2 at an average temp of 100F (38C)
and a peak temp of 102F (39C). The fan noise is loud, but clear and clean.
At just over $20 USD, if it fits in your case, grab one. If the FKP-32 can't
meet your cooling needs, you'll probably have to spend upwards of $100 to
nab multiple fans and active peltier coolers. Considering the price/flexibility/performance
ratio, the FKP-32 earns a well deserved editor's choice award.
And if any
hardware is deserving of the editor's choice award, it's the 533A without
question. When was the last time you could steal 266 MHz from just a FSB boost?
With a little more help from a small voltage boost, a free 347 MHz jump to
880 is possible. Just Try a 65% overclock with an Athlon and see how far you
get. Now you know how excited I am to spread the word about the new Celeron
2 series of chips. Not only are they cheap to begin with, they represent the
hands down best CPU value on the market today. Intel had better start making
these babies by the millions.